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Tibetan lamas prepare for upcoming new year

2009-02-20 06:53:51 GMT2009-02-20 14:53:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tibetan lamas make colorful plates at a lama temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2009. These plates are made from butter and will be inserted on Qiema, a two-tier rectangular wooden box containing roasted barley and food prepared with butter, parched barley meal and sugar. Local people are making preparation for the Tibetan New Year, which falls on Feb. 25. (Xinhua Photo)

Photo taken on Feb. 19, 2009 shows colorful plates which are made from butter and will be inserted on Qiema, a two-tier rectangular wooden box containing roasted barley and food prepared with butter, parched barley meal and sugar at a lama temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.(Xinhua Photo)

Tibetan lamas make colorful plates at a lama temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Tibetan lamas make colorful plates at a lama temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

A Tibetan lama prepares a kind of traditional fried cake at a lama temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

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